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Tear-Free Shots At The Pediatrician Getting Organized in 2021


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Contents Letter From the Publisher P. 4 PB Picks - Health and Wellness P. 6 Tear-Free Shots at the Pediatrician : Tips for Parents P. 8 School Spotlight P. 10 Questions to Ask When Touring A Perspective School P. 13 Getting Organized in 2021 P. 14 Build Heart-Healthy Behaviors for Preschools at Home P. 16 Events and Things to Do P. 18 PB Travels: Kennedy Space Center P. 20

ON THE COVER The new year brings our focus on family. Family is the glue that is keeping us together during these times. Meet Lauren and Jeff with their three children, Aver,y and twins, Peyton and Jaxson. Cover Photography by Lynn Hernandez of Lynn Studios, Inc. www. lynnstudios1.com. | PBParenting.com | January 2021 3


Letter From The Publisher Greetings, Happy New Year! 2021 is here! We made it! We are diving into our 10th issue of publishing at PB Parenting and we have made a few changes in the new year and for the changing times. We hope you enjoy the new digital format. The new year is the time where I reflect what I can do to improve myself and my family. Since we have been home so much, I have really focused on de-cluttering and organizing my home. I said focus (not finished), this is a work in progress. Check out page 14 for the whole scoop with tips to get your clutter under control. January is the perfect time to tour private schools and pre-schools. Many are having open enrollment for the 2021-2022 school year as well as open houses (by appointment) and virtual tours. We even have a list of potential questions to ask while touring. The current times can be a little isolating, connect with other parents just like you in our various facebook groups. Join the conversation in Palm Beach County Moms, Palm Beach County Parents and Palm Beach NICU Moms. Happy Parenting,

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Volume 10, Issue 1 | January 2021 PUBLISHER Felonice Merriman ASSOCIATE PUBLISHER Jennifer Preville GRAPHIC DESIGN/PRODUCTION Felonice Designs, LLC Stephanie Davis COVER PHOTOGRAPHY and PUBLISHER PHOTO BY: Lynn of Lynn Studios WRITERS & CONTRIBUTORS Tanni Haas, Ph.D Felonice Merriman Family Features

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MyDoc Women's Health Specialists OB/GYN & Women's Health Services Located in Boca Raton and Boynton Beach

The team at MyDoc Women's Health Specialists in Boca Raton and Boynton Beach, Florida is here to manage all aspects of women’s health, obstetrics, and gynecology for both women and children. As a comprehensive health center, the practice also offers primary health care services, so patients don’t have to visit a separate primary care physician. For instance, the practice can offer help from a nurse practitioner if patients have a general illness like a cold or the flu. Dr. Cueto is supported by a caring and experienced team of female providers, Jennifer Lopez PA, Anita Veerabhadrappa-Meiner PA, Sapna Rao FNP, Katie Roisinblit WHNP, Ora Charm FNP, Corrie Henry ARNP, and Heather Ahrens ARNP. The dedicated professionals at MyDoc Women's Health Specialists listen to their patients with the utmost compassion and kindness. This all-female team takes a holistic approach with each patient.

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PB Picks

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MaMask - In Korean, “Ma” is part of the words “mother” and “heart”. Mothers make up more than 70% of our workforce. They inspire us every day, and we wanted to design a product that could protect their families. This is why we named our product Mamask. 100% cotton & hand-made mask with bio-washed inner lining & copper ion fabric filter. Double-layered with antimicrobial effect. Flexible nose tip and adjustable silicone stoppers on the ear band for secure fit and minimizing external transmission. 100% cotton & hand-made mask with bio-washed inner lining & copper ion fabric filter. Double-layered with antimicrobial effect. Flexible nose tip and adjustable silicone stoppers on the ear band for secure fit and minimizing external transmission. Bundle of 2 colorful plastic chains, perfect gift for active children - match them with Mamask’s animal patterned masks! Keep your children’s face mask securely around their neck when resting their ears or taking a breath of fresh air (also helps them not to lose their masks!) www.mamask-usa.com Did you know that most Americans throw away a third of the food they buy because it goes bad before they use it? That amounts to $3,500 in food that’s discarded each year! In today’s economy, this is not only wasteful but hard to stomach. So what needs to change? Lasting Freshness is here to save the day with a vacuum seal food storage system that’s superior to conventional methods, keeping food fresh five times longer. Just imagine, no more brown guacamole (avocado lovers will love this!) or wilted lettuce after just a day or two. Looking to quickly marinate your meat? Use a container from the storage system and seal in all the flavor before cooking. The vacuum food storage containers include a pump system that is designed to suck all of the air and moisture out so food stays fresher longer. Perfect for anyone on a budget - students, parents, health/ fitness enthusiasts, meal preppers, grillers, the list goes on and on. Lasting Freshness is a one-time investment that will last a lifetime. Reap the benefits instantly, saving hundreds of dollars every month in wasted food. It makes a great holiday gift for the foodie (and just about anyone) in your life. For more information - www.lastingfreshness.com. 6 January 2021| PB Parenting |


Choose your adventure. The Adventure Challenge is a mystery scratch-off book with 50 creative adventures... The catch? You don’t know what you’re doing until you scratch it off! Each adventure is designed to explore outside your habits, dive deeper into your relationship, and make meaningful memories with your family. Once it’s scratched off, you HAVE to do it. It’s time to discover something new about yourself! The Couples Edition Book: Start dating all over again with 50 adventurous dates. The catch? You don’t know what you’re doing until you scratch it off! The Family Edition Book: Create memories with your family to look back on for years to come. It’s the same concept as the popular Couples Edition but with your family in mind. Bring the kids in on the fun and take the bored out of game night! www.theadventurechallenge.com.

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Tear-Free Shots At The Pediatrician: Tips For Parents BY TANNI HAAS, PH.D. Let’s face it: few kids enjoy going to the pediatrician, especially if they’re scheduled to get shots. But shots are a fact of life whether they’re getting vaccinated at annual wellness check-ups or they’re getting seasonal flu shots. So, it’s best to get your kids comfortable with it sooner rather than later. What can parents do to make trips to the pediatrician, if not a favorite, then at least a tear-free experience? Here’s what the experts suggest:

says pediatrician Dr. Amy Stockhausen, “they’re always going to question whether you’re really being honest.” Research shows that when parents say “don’t worry,” kids become even more anxious because they get the sense that there really is something to worry about. Instead of telling your kids that it’ll be pain-free, tell them, as primary care doctor Dr. Maureen Boyd puts it, that “it probably will hurt a bit, but it’ll only hurt for a moment.”

Give Your Kids Advance Warning Kids don’t like surprises unless you’re offering them a favorite treat, so let them know in advance that shots are on the horizon. “Like so many things in parenting,” says pediatrician Dr. Wendy Swanson, “knowing what to expect is essential for your child.” Don’t give your kids too much time to dwell on it because this will only make them more anxious – a couple of days is enough. “The waiting and anticipation of shots,” says Dr. Swanson, “is far worse for kids than the actual injection.”

Explain Why It’s Important Explain to your kids the reason why they’re getting shots, that it’s to keep them healthy and to prevent them from getting sick. Put it in words that they can understand. Pediatrician Dr. Melissa Arca suggests saying that shots keep them “healthy just like eating healthy foods, getting daily exercise, and getting enough sleep do.” Dr. Sophia Mirviss, another pediatrician, similarly suggests that parents say that shots keep them “healthy and strong - like eating vegetables or brushing their teeth.”

Be Honest With Them Be honest with your kids when you talk to them about what the experience is going to be like. Promising them that shots won’t hurt at all may backfire. “If you say it won’t hurt, and then it does,”

Stay Calm and Collected Once you get to the pediatrician’s office, be calm. Experts agree that your kids’ behavior will mirror yours. “If you act or feel nervous,” Dr. Swanson says, “your child may pick up on this.” But, if you remain

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calm, your kids will too. Have them sit on your lap if they’re young, and hold their hands when they’re getting their shots. It’ll help relax both of you. Try To Distract Them It’s also helpful to distract them. You can do that, experts suggest, by playing fun games like “I Spy,” singing together, telling them a story, reminiscing about a favorite place that you’ve been together, or talking about an exciting thing that you’ve planned to do later in the day. Praise and Reward Them Once the visit is over, praise and reward your kids. Pediatrician Dr. Laura Marusinec says that parents should give their kids lots of positive feedback. “By offering positive feedback,” she says, “you’ll

make your child feel better about getting shots in the future.” She suggests telling your kids that you’re proud of how brave they were, that bravery means doing the right thing even if it’s scary, and that they did the right thing by getting the shots. Experts also suggest that you reward them for their good behavior. You can take them on a trip to the park, go to the zoo, see a movie together, give them a favorite treat, or let them choose what you’re all going to have for dinner that evening. As Dr. Arca puts it only partly tongue-in-cheek: “getting shots is no fun for anyone and ice-cream really does make everything better.” Tanni Haas, Ph.D. is a Professor in the Department of Communication Arts, Sciences and Disorders at the City University of New York – Brooklyn College.

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School Spotlight PRIVATE SCHOOLS IN PALM BEACH COUNTY

Chesterbrook Academy Preschool has served the families of Palm Beach Gardens since 1997. We provide a safe, nurturing environment where children learn, grow and thrive. Our Links to Learning curriculum prepares children for elementary school and beyond by developing important academic, social and emotional skills. Our teachers help each child discover a fascinating world of learning and play. We proudly serve infants through Pre-K and offer after school and camp programs for older students.  3932 RCA Blvd. Suite 3201, Palm Beach Gardens.  For more information visit PalmBeach.ChesterbrookAcademy.com or call 877-959-3740.

Gardens School of Technology When K-8 students walk onto the campus of Gardens School of Technology Arts, they enter a world of unique opportunities, creative processes and out-of-the-box learning.  Due to the Covid crisis, we are offering a robust 10 January 2021| PB Parenting |

virtual learning setting for all students K-8, providing devices and all resources and support needed for full engagement in our structured, dynamic program. Gardens SOTA is a High-Performing, tuition-free public charter school in Palm Beach Gardens offering classes for K - 8. Visit  www.mysota.net for the schedule and additional information, and to submit your child’s application.  To reach us by phone call 561-290-7661. Meyer Prep As part of the Posnack School Network, Meyer Prep students learn on a world-class campus featuring a state-of-the-art Innovation Lab, International Baccalaureate Middle School, high school coursework, and exciting extracurricular programs. Meyer graduates are accepted to their competitive high school programs of choice, prepared with the critical thinking skills, Jewish values, and confidence to lead throughout life.  5225 Hood Rd., Palm Beach Gardens.  For more information visit www. MeyerPrep.org or call 561-686-6520.


Pine Crest School At Pine Crest, we believe in educating a generation of emotionally intelligent and intellectually inspired students who are prepared to change the world. Founded in 1934, the School remains dedicated to tradition while being inspired by innovation, the modernization of education, and the importance of 21st-century learning skills. Our Boca Raton campus serves students in grades pre-kindergarten through eight who then attend Upper School on our Fort Lauderdale campus. For more information, visit www.pinecrest.edu or call 954-492-4103.

Temple Beth Torah Leonie Arguetty Preschool Temple Beth Torah Leonie Arguetty Preschool has been in Wellington for over 30 years with a strong reputation for high-quality early childhood education.  It offers NAEYC accreditation, assuring families that its program meets high national standards for quality and professionalism.  Temple Beth Torah offers a variety of learning experiences that prepares your child for private and public elementary schools.  Then there are the intangibles, such

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School Spotlight PRIVATE SCHOOLS IN PALM BEACH COUNTY

as the caring teachers and the warmth and sense of community that permeates its halls. Take a tour and discover the difference!  The preschool is located at 900 Big Blue Trace in Wellington.  For more information visit www. templebethtorahpreschool.com or call 561-7932649.

The Vanguard School The Vanguard School is a co-educational boarding and day school for students in grades 6-12. Vanguard specializes in educating students who experience academic learning

DISCOVER THE MEYER PREP DIFFERENCE! Now accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year including our NEW Junior K Program!

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challenges in an environment that works with academic strategies, executive functioning, social skills, celebrates student strengths and assists in transitioning into higher educational opportunities and independent living. The Vanguard School helps students focus on giving back and engaging the community, and offers a safe and welcoming environment to everyone. For more information visit vanguardschool.org or call 863-676-6091.  

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Top Questions To Ask When Touring (Or Virtually Touring) A Perspective School 1. What is your average class size and teacher to student ratio? 2. What is your school’s philosophy and mission and how is that incorporated into the school day? 3. What is your homework policy? 4. What extracurricular activities does your school offer? Sports? Club? Community Service? 5. How is technology integrated into the classroom and curriculum? 6. What specialty classes do you offer? 7. What foreign languages do you offer? 8. Do you have a gifted program? 9. How does your school differentiate learning? 10. What is your approach for dealing with behavioral issues? 11. What are your teachers’ qualifications and what professional development opportunities do you offer them? 12. What kind of students are you looking for? 13. How much is tuition? Is financial aid or scholarships offered? 14. Do you have before or aftercare? 15. What options are there for students to be transported to and from school? 16. How engaged are your parents? 17. What type of communications do you provide?

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Getting Organized in 2021 BY FELONICE MERRIMAN

If you’re like me, we are spending more time at home which has made us take a good hard look at our space and our clutter! Between our new home “offices,” play area, and bedrooms, stuff is everywhere. Living in a well organized, clutter-free home has never been more important as more of us are now home-based during the pandemic. My goal for 2021 is to clear the chaos and create more organized spaces. Luckily the experts at Whitmor came in with some great tips and a great system to help me jumpstart the process. The Whitmor’s new Clip & Cube Collection makes affordable and customizable cube storage for any space in your home a breeze. It’s easy to assemble with all tools included and features a smooth, durable wood grain laminate finish. Designed to evolve, a patented locking clip 14 January 2021| PB Parenting |

technology lets you reconfigure your system as often as you like for whatever changes life brings. All for under $100 and online exclusively from Wayfair! From the home office to the playroom, their easy cube system was a breeze to put together. Now I have created a space for toys with different bins. It also works great for home office areas.


You may be thinking getting organized sounds great on paper, but I am a burned-out, stressed-out parent trying to balance life. How do you expect me to get organized? I get it! I have found it helpful to break it down into mini-tasks, working a little bit at a time each day instead of trying to tackle it all in one day. After all, the clutter didn’t show up in one day. Teamwork makes the dream work - if your children are older, assign them with mini tasks as well as have them involved in the process. Did they leave toys and their stuff all over the living room? I drop their items into a basket/container; it is the owners’ responsibility to put them away. If the item is still there the next day, they might find this item in “jail” and need to do some chores to retrieve it. The new year is an excellent time for a PURGE! It might be easier to part with old toys when you remind the kids of the latest toys they just got last month during the holidays. When I am in the purge process, I keep a large donation bag by the front door. As I am putting away laundry, going through closets, it is easy to add that item to the bag. When the bag is full, it moves to the trunk to get donated, where hopefully I don’t drive around with it for a week. Another rule I have started to implement is the “one in, one out rule.” My fiancé actually started me on this. I wanted this baby Yoda coffee mug, and I have too many coffee mugs. He suggested I could get it, but I would need to donate one of the old ones. So my new rule is one needs to go before another comes in. This works both ways; he collects too many hot sauces, so now he has to finish a bottle before buying a new one. This rule can apply to the children - toys, stuffed animals, books, etc. I do not expect my home to be perfect, but I have tackled a few spaces in my house already and have some more to work on as we enter 2021. If “getting organized” is on your 2021 list, Whitmor is providing you with a fail-proof road map. You can download it, print it, and hand out copies to your family.

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Build HeartHealthy Behaviors for Preschoolers at Home A pressing concern like a global pandemic can quickly overshadow other important health challenges facing families. One is the issue of childhood obesity, a problem the slower pace of life brought on by COVID-19 could exacerbate. Numerous cardiovascular and mental health risks are associated with childhood obesity, and many experts expect to see increases in both mental health challenges and obesity as a result of COVID-19. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, childhood obesity impacts 40% of children between the ages of 2-5, increasing their risk for type 2 diabetes, asthma and depression. Data from a study published in the “Early Childhood Education Journal” from the American Heart Association shows children diagnosed as overweight between 7-13 years old may develop heart disease as early as age 25. However, preventative steps taken in early childhood can help reduce this risk. Keeping young children healthy while at home during the pandemic requires extra attention to their nutrition, physical activity and screen time. Programs like the American Heart Association’s Healthy Way to Grow, a national, sciencebased, early childhood technical assistance 16 January 2021| PB Parenting |

program, provide educational resources to help communities, educators and caregivers improve practices and policies for obesity prevention. These tips from the program can help early childhood professionals and caregivers promote best practices into the daily lives of children. Nutrition - Less than 1% of children have ideal diets, and under 10% have reasonably healthy diets, according to the American Heart Association. On any given day, 27% of 2- and 3-year-olds don’t eat a vegetable; among those who do, fried potatoes, which are high in fat and lower in nutrients, are most common. In fact, data shows kids eat less nutritious foods up to age 19. Children should consume a variety of foods daily, including vegetables, fruits, nuts, whole grains, low-fat or fat-free dairies, lean vegetable or animal protein and fish. At the same time, kids should minimize trans fats, processed meats, refined carbohydrates and sweetened beverages. Consistently timed meals and pairing new foods with choices they already enjoy are two ways to help form healthier habits. Be aware that healthy choices should apply throughout the day, not only for meals but also snacks and beverages. Eating together as a family provides an opportunity to model healthy eating and encourage children


to try new foods. Also make water available and accessible to children throughout the day. For infants, feeding provides nutrition for their physical and mental growth. Healthy babies usually double their birth weight between 4-5 months of age. Infants and children with congenital heart disease and congestive heart failure or cyanosis (blueness) tend to gain weight slower. An 8-ounce-1-pound gain in a month may be an acceptable weight gain for a baby with a heart defect. Physical Activity - Only about 20% of kids perform enough activity to meet physical activity recommendations. Whether you’re working with children in a childcare setting or at home, look for ways to incorporate lesson plans that offer

learning experiences about healthy eating and physical activity, and ensure the daily schedule includes ample active playtime. The Healthy Way to Grow program recommends all children, including infants, have at least two outdoor active playtimes daily, weather and air quality permitting. Toddlers should engage in 60-90 minutes while 120 minutes of daily active play is recommended for preschoolers. Half the time should be structured and led by a teacher or caregiver while the remaining playtime should be unstructured and up to the child. Learn more about protecting the health and wellness of children in your home and community at healthywaytogrow.org. Source - American Heart Association Family Features.

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& Things to Do One-day Winter Camp January 18th, Arctic Adventures (ages 7-12) - A cool front has blown across South Florida, providing us with the perfect opportunity for science! Come chill with our team of winter scientists as we conduct some of the “coolest” science experiments on the planet. Camp runs from 9:00am-4:00pm, with drop off from 8:30am-9:00am and pick up from 4:00pm-4:30pm. Before/Aftercare is 7:30am-9am and 4pm-5:30pm for an additional $10 per day. For more info and to register, visit www. sfsciencecenter.org/camps or call (561) 832-2026. Sat. Jan 23 •10 AM Chesterbrook Avademy Preschool Open House - by appointments only. Contact us to schedule an in-person tour or virtual information session. Learn more at www. palmbeachchesterbrookacademy.com. Wear your toddlers out at Adrenaline Entertainment Center with their KIDS RUSH Special. Children Ages 6 & Under can jump for $10 (Mon-Fri 10AM -1PM) All passes good until 1 PM. 2 & Under free with purchase. First Sundays of the month are Sensory Sunday & Kid’s Rush Extended are back! NO Music, no crowd, just Fun. 10-12 PM available to Sensory Sensitive (All 18 January 2021| PB Parenting |

Ages) and Toddler U7 only. A special time for special needs and working parents to have fun together at our discounted prices. Just $10 for 2 Hours Check out www.jumpadrenaline.com/lake-worth for more information. Thursdays and Saturdays 10am - 12pm; Toddler Time at the newly open Launch in West Palm Beach. Children ages 5 and under only! $15 includes 1 child and 1 parent/legal guardian. All additional guests must be a child 5 years old or younger. Toddler Time at Launch in West Palm Beach is a great experience for our littlest jumpers. We give kids 5 and under an age-specific time to enjoy the entire park as they socialize and learn how to work well with others. Learn more here - https:// launchtrampolinepark.com/westpalmbeach/ programs PJ Our Way Virtual Book Club for Tweens - Join us as we read the latest PJ Our Way book, then get together virtually to meet new friends and discuss the book. Virtual Book Club is BYOS (Bring Your Own Snacks)! Pre-registration is required and INCLUDES a FREE copy of the book. Registration must be completed by January 18, as space is limited. Discussion on 2/4 @ 4:30 pm. It’s FREE! Click here to register: https://templeshaareishalom.shulcloud. com/.../PJOURWAYBOO...


Tuesdays and Fridays at 10 AM join Schoolhouse Musem and Learning Center for Sensational Story ‘N MoreFREE with paid admission.No need to sit still as a statue for this story. Instructors bring children’s books to life through interactive performance, singing, movement, and props. An engaging art activity complements each session. Enrichment skills: early literacy, listening, and response, movement, creativity. For Ages 2-5, each child will receive his/her own baggie of sanitized materials to use. This class is FREE with paid admission to the schoolhouse. Classes are limited to 10 children 10 total. Masks are required for ages 2 and up and pre-registration is required. Don’t forget to make a reservation online prior to attending and ask for your wristband when you arrive. Learn more here www.schoolhousemuseum.org.

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TRAVELS & Places to go Last year, PB Parenting didn’t get to travel as much as we used to, and even 2021 looks like it may be quiet. We have enjoyed some day and weekend trips exploring our state that so many people come to visit. A couple of weeks ago, we made the short drive up the coast to the Kennedy Space Center during winter break. PB Parenting was able to check out the Space Center’s new experience, Planet Play! Planet Play is a new, fully-immersive multiple-story play experience. Designed for a younger generation of space explorers ages 2 – 12, Planet Play is an indoor, interactive activity and learning area that will bring space right here to earth. Children enjoy learning fun facts as they play among replicas of the planets in our solar system. There is numerous interactive gaming, including opportunities to map a constellation, slide through a wormhole, walk on Saturn’s rings, and slide through an asteroid field. And, while kids play, parents can enjoy a coffee, beer, and wine bar in a comfortable lounge while 20 January 2021| PB Parenting |

watching their tiny explorers learn about space. Highlights include: • Gravity Sink: A rope and netting structure for climbing • Storm of Neptune: Projection and lighting use theatrical equipment to accentuate Neptune’s storms, featuring sudden changes in intensity and location. • Nebulas: Scenic and lighting element will create a physical manifestation of a celestial Nebula • Black Hole Portal: A net climber tube with UV treated fabric woven to create a helix effect • The Sun: Play and climbing area lit to mimic the texture and movement of the surface of the sun • Rover Racers: Race one of NASA’s Rovers on Mars, avoiding obstacles and collecting samples • Toddler Play Area: With soft play and seating area for parents • Multiple climbing towers, slides, climbing wall, interactive video games, and much more.


After Planet Play, we explored the other exhibits around the complex. The kids enjoyed seeing the Space Shuttle Atlantis. It is housed in its own building where you can get an up-close view and includes more than 60 interactive exhibits, including astronaut training simulators. It is incredible to learn about our space program and see the rockets and shuttle up close and in person. During our visit to the Kennedy Space Center, we observed COVID-19 safety protocols in place. All guests were temperature screened upon arrival through security. We observed masks in all spaces by guests and employees, social distancing measures were in place, and many hand sanitizing stations throughout the park and always next to any interactive exhibits. The center is at limited capacity, and we never felt crowded during our visit. There was always a lot of space between us and others. Additional details about their protocols are available at: www. kennedyspacecenter.com/info/coronavirus About Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex: Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex brings to life the epic story of the U.S. space program, offering a full day or more of fun, inspiration, and educational activities. Currently open with limited capacity and attractions due to COVID-19, included with admission are Heroes & Legends, featuring the U.S. Astronaut Hall of Fame®, presented by Boeing, Space Shuttle Atlantis®, Journey To Mars: Explorers Wanted, space films, and the Rocket Garden. Only 45 minutes from Orlando, Fla., Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex opens daily at 10 a.m. with closing times varying by season. Admission is $57 + tax for adults and $47 + tax for children ages 3 – 11. For more information, call 877-313-2610 or visit www.KennedySpaceCenter.com. Twitter: @ExploreSpaceKSC facebook.com/ KennedySpaceCenterVisitorComplex | PBParenting.com | January 2021 21


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